I've owned these boots for about 3 years and they have never let me down. I walk in them a lot and put them through a lot of abuse. I wear them year round, in the rain and hot sun. I expected the zipper to be this first ting to fail but it still works today. No stitching has frayed or come apart either which is pretty amazing. I have busted the laces but simply repaced them with a generic set from a shoe store. The ankle support is perfect. Running in these is not a problem and the padding in the heel works well when jumping and landing. I have not one bad thing to say about these boots and I highly recommend them for anybody.
I can't complain after a week. Comfortable compared to the Bellevilles I used to have. I use them for work and chores around the house. Very easy to keep clean.
I owned these when I was in the Air Force over 20 years ago. They look the same as the ones I got then but these are lighter and so definitely an improvement. Easier to run in if I had to.